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The last time you tried shooting an iPhone video of your buddies, things got a little too TMZ-ish for your liking.
How else were you going to pick up their voice without hovering your phone an inch from their face?
Cue The iPhone Boom Mic. It’s a tiny mic that gives you professional style sound with two directional settings, near and far.
$40 at the Photojojo Shop
Remember the time your iPhone went into badass mode and morphed into a full-fledged camera Transformers-style?
No? That’s because it was missing the iPhone Shutter Grip.
It’s an ergonomic grip that adds a shutter button to your iPhone right where you’re used to having one. It even has a built-in tripod mount for real iPhoneography fun.
Just like that, your iPhone’s transformed into a hand-held camera!
$40 at the Photojojo Shop
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The year is 2012. Mr. Edwin Land has traveled a long and perilous trek to the future. He has only two messages:
1) Where the hoverboards at? and
2) A digital instant camera? Genius.
That would be the Polaroid Z340 Instant Camera.
It delivers instant prints straight into your hand like your favorite Polaroids of yore … with one major extra. It shoots 14 megapixel photos that you can save and edit!
Custom borders, cropping, filters, *and* instant gratification — if anything could impress the godfather of instant film, it’s the Z340.
$299 for the Polaroid Z340 + 10 Prints
Technology’s moving fast. We should be able to control electronic devices with our brainwaves by now, right?
Here’s something just as brilliant. The iPhone Shutter Remote puts a portable shutter button in your hand. That means you can shoot photos and videos from 30 feet away.
Pair it with the included stand, and you can shoot group photos, time-lapses, long exposures, and self-portraits. All without having to touch your iPhone.
$40 in the Photojojo Shop
You’ve been looking for a strap that goes with anything and gets the job done, like the photographic equivalent of your favorite pair of jeans.
Meet your future go-to — the DSPTCH Camera Strap!
San Francisco designer DSPTCH made this strap with durability and style. Military-grade nylon webbing means it’s tough, and its medium width was chosen to comfortably carry cameras big and small.
Utility and good looks? That’s when you know you’ve found the one.
$46 in the Photojojo Shop
Your flash is meant to illuminate your subject, not blind it.
Thanks to the Flash Bender and Diffuser, that’s something you won’t ever have to worry about again.
This flexible, bendable flash attachment will give you even lighting in any shooting condition.
Fold it to bounce the light from your flash in any direction. Roll it up to make a snoot for a spotlight. Or use the separate Diffusion Panel to get an even softer light for portraits.
You’ll get your lighting just where you want it, any way you bend it.
$49 in the Photojojo Shop
Fifty years ago, photogs were all about the rangefinders.
They’re snappy, but who wants to wait for film processing? You want old-school style and immediate gratification.
If wishing makes it so, then say good day to the iPhone Rangefinder!
This crafty little guy isn’t just an iPhone case that looks like a rangefinder. It’s actually a functional system, complete with a viewfinder, shutter button, tripod mount and more.
Plus, it works with the all of the Magnetic Cell Lenses for maximum camera realism! We’re pretty sure Bresson would trade all of his decisive moments for an iPhone that looked like this.
$65 for the Case
$99 for the Case with Magnetic Lenses
Quick! Name something that is beloved by millions and is back after a long hiatus.
If you said Justin Timberlake, you’re unfortunately not correct. We’re talking about the SLR Sloop!
The ubiquitous, perfect-for-every-occasion, superfly camera bag is back, and it feels oh-so-good.
With padded adjustable compartments and a mega-durable exterior, you can see why the SLR Sloop flew out of our store faster than a caffeinated toddler.
So snatch up the perfect satchel! Don’t let it be the one that got away…again.
$149 in the Photojojo Shop
Check out that sweet collection of lenses for your smarty-pants phone. You’re prepared for everything, aren’t ya?
Alas, it never fails. Somehow, the lens you need is always nestled in the deep recesses of your bag.
Your solution: the iPhone Lens Wallet! It keeps all of your favorite cell lenses in one handy case. It’s as if someone fired a shrink ray at your camera bag.
The Macro/Wide Angle, Fisheye, 2x Telephoto and 8x Telephoto lenses all have a home in this durable case. A fool-proof way to always have the right lens at the right time!
$15 for Lens Wallet
$79 for Lens Wallet with Lenses
If those hapless videographers from “The Blair Witch Project” knew about The Cam Caddie, they’d still be doomed, but we’d all be less queasy.
This light-as-air handheld stabilizer uses the weight of your camera to cleanse your DSLR vids of jerks and jolts.
The design’s awesomely simple: a curved handle mounts your camera via the tripod thread. Nothing’s left but smooth HD video, just like the pros shoot.
Better yet, it won’t break the bank. Take that, witches.
$39 at the Photojojo Shop